July 5, 2012

Court in Session!

Dapitan, 2008

One of my pet peeves about living in Asia is the incessant and often futile use of horns. Motorcycles, cars, buses, trucks; one louder than the other. The noise pollution can sometimes get under my skin.
 
Mostly to no avail, I've seen prohibitions against using one's horn around schools, hospitals, even just residential areas. So perhaps I'd be forgiven if I thought this sign told me I couldn't honk near a court house.

How fun to learn that the only court on the block was a tennis court!

This is for Lesley's Signs, Signs.

21 comments:

Lindy MacDuff said...

Funny about the "court!" Not so fun about all the noise. I wouldn't like that, either.

I've seen areas here (such as when entering a small community) where the highway department has posted signs telling the semi-truck drivers to refrain from using their Jake Brake/air brakes, because they are so loud/noisy. It would be quite unsettling to have them wake you from sound sleep.

My SIGN

Marleen said...

I love this sign, good shot!

RedPat said...

Great fun! I guess the tennis players don't like the noise either.

jennyfreckles said...

I don't suppose anyone takes any notice! People are people the world over.

NixBlog said...

Yes, I observe the same when in Asia, Francisca. The use of car horns here in Australia is so rare so when you do hear one you definitely there is a valid emergency or warning. I wonder if the tennis players have a quieter game since the sign went up?

Andy said...

Interesting find Francisca. I'm holding back on commenting about the funny thoughts going through my mind ]:->

VioletSky said...

Oh this is a good one! We don't seem to have many horn honkers here, either, so when I do hear one, I just about jump out of my skin!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Hilarious! Strange how the first thought is a legal court! Perhaps the sign intends that double meaning? Could be effective!

Pat said...

I like the symbol of the horn as if the person was in a band or something! Too funny! But it gets the point across!

Denise said...

That's a great sign. I did not know that the horn was used excessively over that way. I was just complaining about hearing it a little too much around here.

EG CameraGirl said...

OH, thanks for the giggle! I love it that the only court was a tennis one. ;))

Lesley said...

I was thinking that there must be a 24 hour court for all those lawbreakers....
that is one cute horn on the sign, too!

Clytie said...

What a wonderful sign - and the explanation makes it even better!!! I love it that the "court in session" was a tennis match!!!

ladyfi said...

Funny to hear that the tennis court requires silence.

Noise pollution is a bane.

Luna Miranda said...

LOL yeah, a tennis court needs complete silence! just the other night, a TV reporter asked a jeepney driver what this road sign (no words) means, and he had no idea!:p no wonder everybody's honking their horns.

Dianne said...

I love the horn symbol!
tennis does require more silence than justice I suppose :)

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Great sign, I couldn't agree more. I have been told that thoughtlessly blowing a horn could be construed as 'road rage' here in the states. I'm not sure if it's true, I don't use mine much.

CaT said...

hahahaha, thats very funny!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I wouldn't like all that noise either. Nothing upsets a good serve like loud honking horns (I guess)...I'd be more worried about the hospitals tho.

Rita said...

I found your story very humorous. Being from a family with thirteen children I learned to tune out noise at a very young age. I probably would not notice all your noise but leave a light on and it will drive me crazy.

Bom said...

As a lawyer and tennis fanatic, I enjoyed this post of yours. :-D